How to Eat Like Count Dracula in Transylvania
Dracula's supper of choice is not usually available even to humans with an adventurous palate, but you can try the next best thing at vampire-inspired restaurants in Transylvania—now in present-day Romania.
How to Drink Homemade Hooch in the Balkans
On a recent tour of the Balkans, I was pleased to taste some bracing palinka, or homemade Hungarian fruit brandy. I was a little less pleased to try tuica, a Romanian moonshine. And you don't even want to know what's in the poo jacket.
Transylvania Could Become a Barren Toxic Wasteland
The region—which makes up a large chunk of central Romania—is rich in gold, and a bunch of mining companies are keen to lock down their share of the action.
Midnight Sabotaging with Transylvania's Anti-Fracking Activists
Farmers, peasants, and eco-warriors are leading the guerrilla fight against energy companies in Romania they say are illegally seizing land.
Midnight Sabotage with Transylvania's Anti-Fracking Activists
Farmers, peasants, and eco-warriors are leading the fight against Romania's gas giants, who, they claim, are illegally seizing land and conducting seismic testing. I spent time with some of the more radical anti-frackers one recent night in...